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Peres: 2 States - the Rest is Nonsense

By Ilana Curiel

Posted on 06/30/13 | News Source Ynet News |

"There is no alternative other than two states for two peoples; the rest is old wives' tales," Peres said at the inauguration of a science museum in Beersheba. You cannot run a country that is home to two nations. This would mean the continuation of the fight rather than the beginning of peace."

Peres urged the sides to try and reach an agreement that would restart the peace negotiations in Kerry's absence. "He (Kerry) left for Asia, but he left a team (of aides) behind. The issue has not been settled, but we can reach a solution that would guarantee peace and security (for Israel)," the president opined.

Prior to his departure, Kerry told reporters at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport: "I'm pleased to tell you that we have made real progress on this trip. And I believe that with a little more work, the start of final status negotiations could be within reach. We started out with very wide gaps, and we have narrowed those considerably."

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Photo Caption: President Peres Photo: Gil Yohanan


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